Andres M. Dominguez / Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) Danube Delta, Romania. July
John Chan / Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) plucking Dowitcher (Limnodromus) prey, Southern California, USA.
John Chan / Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) stamping its feet to create vibrations in the sand as it forages for insects, Southern California, USA, August.
John Chan / Flock of Western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) taking flight from salt marsh, Southern California, USA.
John Chan / American avocet (Recurvirostra americana) foraging in salt marsh, Southern California, USA.
David Woodfall / Dunlin (Calidris alpina) small wader with young in machair. North Uist, Scotland, UK, June.
David Woodfall / Dunlin (Calidris alpina ) North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, June.
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) and Purple sandpipers (Calidris maritima) over wintering on the beaches of the Orkney Isles, Scotland, UK, April.
Marie Read / American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) adult feeding chick, Long Island, New York, USA. June.
Marie Read / American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) two during aggressive (territorial) encounter, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah, USA, May.
Marie Read / American avocet (Recurvirostra americana), adult in breeding plumage foraging by sweeping its bill from side to side through shallow water, Orange County, California, USA, April.
Marie Read / Black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) pair performing post-copulatory display (as copulation ends, the male slides off the female leaving his wings draped over her and crossing his bill with hers...